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Health directors told to keep quiet as Florida leaders pressed to reopen classrooms

PALM BEACH, Fla. – As Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed this summer for schools to reopen, state leaders told school boards they would need Health Department approval if they wanted to keep classrooms closed.

Then they instructed health directors not to give it.

Following a directive from DeSantis’ administration, county health directors across Florida refused to give school boards advice about one of the most wrenching public health decisions in modern history: whether to reopen schools in a worsening pandemic, a USA TODAY Network review found.

In county after county, the health directors’ refrain to school leaders was the same: Their role was to provide information, not recommendations.

They could not tell school boards whether they believed the risks of opening campuses were too great, they said. They could only provide suggestions on how to reopen safely.

“I don’t think any of us are in a position to balk the governor,”

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A Complete Timeline of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s Relationship, From Quiet Beginnings to Quarantine

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From ELLE

Taylor Swift hasn’t spoken much about Joe Alwyn publicly, but they’re definitely a very committed couple that has been together for more than three years.

Swift has been purposely quiet about her relationship with Alwyn. The paparazzi photo ops of her Hiddleswift days and the coupley Instagram pics she’d post with Calvin Harris are nowhere to be found. In fact, Swift largely uses her social media for promoting her work and sharing photos of her other loves: cats Olivia, Meredith, and Benjamin.

Still, we’ve managed to eke out a few details of Swift and Alwyn’s relationship. And in 2020, they’ve been more public about their love than ever before. Here’s a timeline of their coupledom leading up to the surprise release of Swift’s eighth album.

May 2, 2016: They meet at the Met Gala (probably).

Nobody knows for sure when Taylor and Joe first

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Jeffree Star is staying quiet while Shane Dawson’s career lies in tatters. Here’s why celebrities like him seem uncancelable.

Will Jeffree Star actually be canceled this time?
Will Jeffree Star actually be canceled this time?

Jeffree Star / YouTube

  • Karmageddon is currently tearing its way through YouTube’s beauty community, with Tati Westbrook claiming Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson manipulated her into almost destroying James Charles’ career in May 2019.

  • But while Dawson is currently experiencing a catastrophic fall from grace, Star is nowhere to be seen.

  • Some celebrities seem to be able to brush off criticism and backlash whenever it comes their way, either by staying quiet, or continuing as normal.

  • According to experts, this is down to the brand they have built themselves, what the audience expects from them, and relentlessly fierce fanbases.

  • When someone has a supervillain persona, they are more likely to get away with bad behavior. It’s the ones who set themselves higher standards who get “canceled.”

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Shane Dawson’s reputation is currently hanging in the balance. He’s

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